From outdoor Jacuzzis and outdoor spa baths to entire spa gardens, some of the most unusual spa treatments and experiences incorporate the great outdoors. The exclusive rooftop spa garden at Rudding Park, for example, is a brand new addition that incorporates unique experiences such as an oxygen pod, as well as providing space that’s ideal for couples and groups of friends to enjoy time together.
At Galgorm Spa and Resort in Ireland, the gardens are an ever-present part of the spa experience, with views of the River Maine as you do yoga in the River House (on stilts). Exclusive offerings include outdoor hot tubs and the Beltane Experience, where you relax around a sunken fire with friends before enjoying a dip in the 12 person hot tub.
Of course, they are not the only spa destinations to offer beautiful outside spa experiences. Amongst the best outdoor spas are Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa in Surrey, which takes you from the inside out through a multiplicity of pools, even when there’s snow on the ground. There’s also The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall, where the Zen Garden makes it one of the UK’s favourite spas with outdoor hot tubs.
Alfresco Spas (121 spas available)
Hoar Cross Hall
Serene Spa Day
Includes a 55 minute Skin Solutions Facial with Shoulder, Neck and Scalp Massage, 3 course lunch in Hugo’s Restaurant, welcome drink on arrival, robe and towel provided and full use of the facilities from 8:30am - 5:30pm.
Living Well Spa at Homefield Grange
Restore, Relax and Renew Elysium Spabreak
In a spa experience designed exclusively for couples, this two night spa break is all about deliciously enjoyable wellbeing that showcases all the best things about this beautiful retreat. From cooking demonstrations to activities that allow you to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area, the goal is to spend time connecting with a loved one, getting healthy together and learning together about how to support healthy lifestyle changes. Arrive on Friday afternoon for check in from 2pm and stay in either a Superior or Premier room, king or twin beds. The spa break includes dinner, bed and breakfast as well as four therapies per person including a castor oil liver pack, a Shangri La massage which includes scalp, hands and feet, a Rasul Ritual incorporating Moors Mud therapy and a steam sauna, and a Detox Booster including a hammam body scrub and a Moors Mud application. Leave at 11am on Sunday recharged, refreshed and rejuvenated.
Elan Spa at Mallory Court
Essential ILA Escape Spa Day
Includes a choice of 1 x 55 minute ILA treatment from: Kundalini Back Treatment, Ananda Face Therapy or ILA Impeccably Perfect Hands and Flawless Feet Treat, a choice of light lunch or Cream Tea, glass of fizz, robe, towel and slippers provided and 4 hours use of the facilities between 9.30am – 1.30pm or 2.00pm – 6.00pm.
10% OFF additional treatments
Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa
The Spa Escape
One night's bed and breakfast, dinner in Adam’s Brasserie, morning newspaper, a choice of 1 x 55 minute treatment from: Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Personalised Facial, Manicure or Pedicure, robe, towel and slippers provided and full use of the spa facilities.
Dine in Wernher Restaurant for an extra £12.50 per person, The Wernher is open from Wednesday to Saturday inclusive
Refresh and Revive Spa Day
Includes a choice of 2 x 25 minute treatments from: Full Body Scrub, Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage, Express Facial or Tired Eye treatment, plus a choice of: Shape and Polish for fingers or Shape and Polish for toes, 2 course lunch, robe and towel provided and full use of the spa facilities.
Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa
One Night Away Break
One night's bed and breakfast in a Traditional room, access to a fitness class, robe, towel and flip flops provided and full use of the spa facilities from 3pm day of arrival until 2pm day of departure.
One Night Break
One night's accommodation, a choice of breakfast or a lie in followed by brunch, robe, towel and flip flops provided and full use of the facilities.
Alexander House Hotel Utopia Spa
Awaken Tailor Made
- £140 to spend on your choice of treatments
- A choice of 2 course lunch or Afternoon Tea
- Refreshments on arrival
- Full use of the spa facilities between 10am - 4pm Sunday – Friday and 9am - 3pm on Saturday
South Downs Sunset Package
Includes arrival at 4.30pm, a choice of 1 x 25 minute treatment from: Elemental Muscle Melt, Five Element Foot Soak and Massage, Express Manicure or Express Pedicure, a glass of wine in the hot tub, 2 course dinner from the Sussex menu, robe, towel and slippers provided and full use of the spa facilities.
The Coach House Health Club and Spa at Beaverbrook
Coach House Treat
- A 45 minute Relaxing Massage
- Complimentary studio class
- Robe and flip flops provided
- Full use of the facilities
Summer Afternoon Tea & Spa
Includes a 40 minute Spa Facial and Scalp Massage, Afternoon Tea, robe, towel and slippers provided and use of the leisure facilities between 12pm – 5pm.
Muthu Clumber Park Hotel and Spa
Escape and Indulge
Two nights' bed and breakfast in a superior room, £30 allocation towards dinner and a glass of Prosecco on both nights, a choice of 1 x 55 minute treatment from: The New Leaf Duo, New Leaf Body Experience, Prescriptive Manicure, Prescriptive Pedicure or Elemis Prescriptive Facial, a choice of 1 x 25 minute treatment from: New Leaf Skin Booster Facial, New Leaf Signature Massage, File and Paint for fingers, File and Paint for toes or New Leaf Serene Scalp Massage, robe and towel provided and full use of the facilities from 1pm on day of arrival to 1pm the next day.